Saturday, July 16, 2011

Main Event Day Four

I played excellent, excellent poker throughout this tournament. It may have been the best tournament I ever played. But it was not a world-class effort on my end, because I am not a world-class player.

I quickly attributed my in-the-money bustout to a cooler, but the more I thought about and discussed the hand, the more convinced I am that I was supposed to fold. I think a world-class player could have laid it down.

Sandra Naujoks is a world-class beauty in my book, and truly, one of the most desirable women on Earth.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gnight, since when did being world class have anything to do with winning the Main Event?

7:56 AM  
Blogger Seth said...


10:22 AM  
Blogger TheGraveWolf said...

Antonio Esfandiari has been doing some world class poker commentating during the live streams. Very enjoyable to watch.

11:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agree! He's natural at it and doesn't talk too much.

3:11 PM  
Blogger Hammer Player a.k.a Hoyazo said...

Can you describe the hand? I saw on twitter it was set over set (hard to imagine how that becomes a laydown in most situations...) -- can you provide the details once you've had a chance to absorb it all?

You played awesome btw, obviously. Any time you run deep without much real weaponry to help get you there, it means so much more. Congrats!

8:08 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

I'm also curious about the hand!

Do you know any bwin players? I know a few...

6:38 AM  
Blogger TheGraveWolf said...

Thomas could probably provide more detail but this was the hand as reported on PokerNews:

Grey Skies for GnightMoon

Posted 2 days 14 hours ago by Shamus • Level 18: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

We picked up this one on the turn, after it appeared Thomas "gnightmoon" Fuller (in the blinds), Max Heinzelmann (middle position), and Tom Grey (button) had checked around following a {6-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{3-Hearts} flop.

The turn brought the {10-Hearts} and a check from Fuller. Heinzelmann bet 33,000, then Grey raised to 100,000. Fuller then announced he was all in, and Heinzelmann tanked for some time before letting his hand go. Grey, who had Fuller covered, made the call.

Fuller showed {2-Diamonds}{2-Spades} for a set of deuces, but had run into a bad spot as Grey had {6-Hearts}{6-Clubs} for a better set. The river was the {J-Spades}, and Fuller is out in 408th place.

Grey now has right at 1 million, while Heinzelmann has 1.52 million.

Read more:

1:52 PM  
Blogger Hammer Player a.k.a Hoyazo said...

Oh please, Moon you made the right play there, including raising allin instead of calling on that turn card. Not saying it was impossible to lay that down, but you are giving up value way way more often than you're saving value by folding there. Flopping that set of deuces is the thing you'd been waiting for for three long days, and to beat yourself up over it at that point, given all the other holdings that might raise in Grey's spot but which you are hopelessly ahead of, is just silly. You flopped set under set and got stacked on the turn, pushing allin aggressively and not even calling off yourself. Well played, horrible setup at that point in this size tournament, but it happens. While I have laid down countless flopped sets in my day, I can honestly say that I never recall doing so on a board with a straight draw but no possible made straight, a flush draw but no possible made flush, and no high cards where the possibility of a set over set hand is all the higher (assuming the pot was raised pre- in this hand).

Congrats again on your cash.

2:16 PM  
Blogger TheGraveWolf said...

Not that this necessarily changes your opinion but there was a possible straight on the flop.

11:26 PM  
Blogger Hammer Player a.k.a Hoyazo said...

Good point, Gravewolf. Still does not change my analysis, assuming we were raised pf, can't worry about 54s flopping the inside straight like that when you've made a set and still have outs even against the flopped straight.

10:44 AM  

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